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Poster: light into ashes Date: Feb 23, 2012 9:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 700 left

Well, the Europe 72 box sold out within 4 days, so there was hardly time for hype to build - whatever "buzz" surrounded it was what buyers brought to it, and the reputation E72 already has. (Those shows were all in circulation too, and some already released.)

I agree that the box was way more exciting than any single release would be (except perhaps a Veneta CD/DVD combo; Cornell, no way) - but, as many people here can attest, there's a big difference between "wow, that's an exciting box!" and "I've got to put down $450 for it right away!"

I wonder what would happen if, instead of this '77 show, they'd announced a limited-edition "May '77: Every Show" box. Instant sellout?

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Feb 24, 2012 6:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 700 left

May 77 box set wouldnt sell out immediately, if sell out at all.

Theres something special about the early stuff that makes it more necessary to acquire. I think the fact that euro 72 was multi track helped greatly. If there was a release for may 1977 like there was for euro 72 way back, then maybe a different story. Part of that massive box set selling out was having fans who've listened to europe 72 80 million times over the past 30-40 years and having some kind of attachment or relationship with this music. I think the same could be said for fillmore 69. But the music for both box sets is also top notch stuff so who wouldnt want it. I would've got the euro 72 box if i had the money.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Feb 24, 2012 6:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 700 left

May 77 box set wouldnt sell out immediately, if sell out at all.

Theres something special about the early stuff that makes it more necessary to acquire. I think the fact that euro 72 was multi track helped greatly. If there was a release for may 1977 like there was for euro 72 way back, then maybe a different story. Part of that massive box set selling out was having fans who've listened to europe 72 80 million times over the past 30-40 years and having some kind of attachment or relationship with this music. I think the same could be said for fillmore 69. But the music for both box sets is also top notch stuff so who wouldnt want it. I would've got the euro 72 box if i had the money.